Want an exercise that tones, tightens, firms and flattens without being too taxing on your joints? If so, look no further than swimming. Swimming in the ocean or the pool has to be one of the best things about summer in Australia. It’s relaxing, refreshing and the perfect summer activity to catch up with friends, keep the kids entertained or just relax and disconnect on your own.
However, those aren’t the only benefits to be gained by donning your swimsuit this summer. Your health can see a big improvement too as just an hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running. Yes please.
From head to toe
Swimming provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used. It also helps build endurance, muscle strength, cardio fitness and keeps your heart rate up while taking the impact stress off your body as you move weightlessly through the water.
It’s what on the inside that counts
Not only toning and trimming the outside, swimming also helps keep your heart and lungs strong. Swimming is also great for people living with arthritis, injury, disability or anything that may prevent their ability to do high-impact exercise.
Be a badass with a good one
Give your booty a boost this summer by doing some shallow water walking or running at one of the many pool facilities at Crown Resorts, or better yet, join a water-based exercise class.
Swimming not only tightens and tones, you may also experience better sleep, stress release, improvements in your mood and a clearer mind as a result of low impact exercise. What’s not to love?
Where to start
Well, first you’ll need a cozzie. Once you’ve found the perfect pair, decide where you feel comfortable – the ocean or the pool. Make sure your muscles are nice and warm, you have plenty of fluids in your system and have applied the SPF. Go gently and don’t overdo it. If you’re in the ocean, don’t swim outside of the flags and make sure you’re safe at all times.
If you’re not keen on going solo, invite a friend to go with you and make a day of it. Relax poolside or pack a beach picnic and add a soccer ball for some seaside fun and games.
The perfect solution
If you’re in Melbourne, why not treat yourself and experience the luxurious indoor swimming pool at Crown Towers. You can enjoy the 25-metre heated pool with refreshments and have our staff cater to your every desire.
And if you’re in Perth, discover the multi-tiered pools at Crown Towers for an unforgettable resort experience, featuring expansive heated lagoon pools and plush daybeds – plus poolside dining!
Swimming is the new black this summer, so go get yourself some swimmers and head on down to the beach or our wonderful pool here at Crown.